52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy: Podcasts

6 August 2010 And More

This week’s 52 challenge is: Listen to a podcast. A podcast is a digital media file that you can download and listen to any time. There are some wonderful genealogy podcasts including Genealogy Gems and Genealogy Guys (click the POD on either site to listen). You can find many other podcasts on iTunes (free, but […]

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 25

25 June 2010 And More

This week’s challenge is to: Write one good, solid comment on at least one genealogy blog every day for a week. Sometimes we get busy and the genealogy reading we should be doing just piles up. The same thing happens with blogs. This week, take some time to read genealogy blogs. Select at least one […]

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge #19 – Military Records

13 June 2010 Military

I’m catching up on some prior 52 Week Challenges that I had missed along the way.  Challenge #19 was to: Examine the “Genealogy and Military Records” page on the National Archives page (http://www.archives.gov/veterans/research/genealogy.html). (Non-U.S. folks: examine the military records information from your country’s national archives.) Click the links and read everything you can. If you’ve […]

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52 Week to Better Genealogy – Create Your Own Challenge – Redux

11 June 2010 Research

Following up on Monday’s article about challenge to deal with my genealogy email, here is how the week has gone: Monday – email dated 2/10/08 regarding various Johnsons.  I had previously dealt with all issues in the email.  The person emailing was questioning certain facts.  All the facts in question were from my early, early […]

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52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Create Your Own Challenge

7 June 2010 Research

It’s been awhile since since I’ve done one of the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenges.  Challenge # 23 is to: Come up with a personal genealogy challenge of your own. Each person has different research goals and experiences. Use this week to come up with your own challenge, and then take the steps to […]

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52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Google Maps

19 February 2010 And More

This week’s challenge from Amy at WeTree is to play with Google Maps, a “a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history.”  My genealogy software uses Google Maps to map all the locations for each individual within the database, so I’ve never gone straight to Google Maps and used it […]

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Chatsworth-Murray County Library Genealogy Collection

8 January 2010 Research

This is the first post in a challenge series called “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy,” created by the fabulous Amy Coffin at WeTree. Go to your local public library branch. Make a note of the genealogy books in the collection that may help you gain research knowledge. Don’t forget to check the shelves in both […]

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